The decision to move into a retirement village can be challenging but can often help when people are struggling to maintain a sense of home.
This was the case for Jennett, who sold her family home and moved into a smaller apartment last year.
“I have a beautiful son who lives in Canada, and I lost my beautiful partner twelve years ago. My home was just too much for me to look after because I like everything so-so and the garden perfect. It was costing me a lot of money,” she says
Premila and Ebbie Brito say it was a big step just admitting the needed to move into a retirement village.
When Ryman Healthcare's Weary Dunlop village was built they were very interested and put their names down for an apartment. However, not everyone agreed with their decision.
Premila, who still enjoys working as a relief teacher at two local colleges after retiring from a four-decade long tenure at Dandenong High School, says their family was not sure about it.Find out more
Joan Winum is like a lot of retirees.
She lives independently in her own apartment, drives to the shops a couple times a week to pick up supplies, has someone pop in once a fortnight to help with a bit of cleaning, and keeps up an active social network of friends, family and neighbours.
But the Weary Dunlop retirement village resident is different in one remarkable way: she’s just turned 100 years old.Find out more